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June 6, 2006

Halo 2 Hits Half Billion Games Played!

I'm proud to have contributed at least 100,000 to this number...

Bungie announces that the 500 millionth match of Halo 2 was played today on Xbox Live since its November 2004 launch.

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June 7, 2006

Now A Felony In The State Of Washington To Play Poker On The Internet

Nooooo say it aint so!!

"As of June 7, it is now a felony in the state of Washington to play poker on the Internet. The bill, S.S.B. No. 6613, has stirred up great anxiety in poker forums. Many feel, correctly, that they have been blind-sided."

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June 9, 2006

Alarm Clock Watch That Tracks Your Sleep Cycles

This is brilliant, the watch pays attention to when you're in a light sleep and wakes you up at the best possible time.

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Dramatic Dust Storm In Arizona (VIDEO)

When I watch this video, all I can think of is, who are those people driving INTO that dust storm and why are they ok with it?

from cbs4.com:
Incredible Video: Dramatic Dust Storm In Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ Thunderstorms in southern Arizona whipped up quite a sight in the Arizona desert Tuesday afternoon.

A massive wall of sand was kicked up by a storm, rolling across the desert from the Casa Grande area, moving it north toward Phoenix at about 25 to 30 miles an hour.

The sand blanketed Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona dropping visibility for drivers down to zero, right in the middle of the evening rush.

The official name of this type of a storm is a "Haboob" which is an Arabic word that is used to describe these storms in the Sahara Desert.

The sand storm is usually fast moving and can go as high as three thousand feet into the air.


Making of Halo 3

I think I actually cried...

June 15, 2006

Nike ballart

In the spirit of the world cup...

June 16, 2006

Online Gambling Not Only Illegal, Now Also Unmentionable

This is getting out of hand. jsmooth - watch out man...

Apparently, the state of Washington doesn't feel that classifying online gamblers as felons is draconian enough, as it's now looking to crack down on internet speech as well. The first victim of the new law is not charged with gambling itself, but of maintaining a website that discussed, reviewed and linked to online gambling sites.

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June 21, 2006

AOL Refuses to Cancel Service for Deceased Woman

When this woman's mother died in a car wreck, and tried to cancel her AOL service, AOL refused and said that her mother would need to call and cancel the service herself. Outrageous!

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June 23, 2006

Scientists plan to recreate 'Big Bang'

Well, this is one way of fixing all the world's problems...

International scientists will recreate the immediate aftermath of the "Big Bang" in a bid to uncover the mysteries of the universe, a world physics summit announced Thursday.

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June 27, 2006

Minor league coach goes crazy. Rips up second base, throws bats on field! (VIDEO)

Video of minor league coach Joe Mikulik of the Asheville (N.C.) Tourists going crazy over a bad call on second. He gets ejected, reenacts the play, rips up second base, throws bats on the field and buries home plate. Guy deserves his own Budweiser Real Men of Genius Song!


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Twinkies Cookbook

from yahoo.com

Twinkie Burritos? Twinkie Lasagna?

CHICAGO - Twinkies, they're not just for dessert anymore. The new "Twinkies Cookbook" has recipes for everything from a Twinkie Burrito to Twinkie Lasagna.

Theresa Cogswell compiled about 50 recipes for the book.

Many were submitted to Hostess, as part of Twinkies' 75th anniversary celebration last year.

Cogswell tells Illinois' Daily Southtown newspaper that one of her favorites is a berry-laden Patriotic Twinkie Pie.

It's red, white and blue.

Cogswell says it makes a great centerpiece for a Fourth of July picnic, which you can also eat for dessert.

Harry Potter...*gulp*...might die??

from yahoo.com

Rowling: Two 'Potter' characters will die

LONDON - Author J.K. Rowling said two characters will die in the last installment of her boy wizard series, and she hinted
Harry Potter might not survive either.

"I have never been tempted to kill him off before the final because I've always planned seven books, and I want to finish on seven books," Rowling said Monday on TV here.

"I can completely understand, however, the mentality of an author who thinks, `Well, I'm gonna kill them off because that means there can be no non-author-written sequels. So it will end with me, and after I'm dead and gone they won't be able to bring back the character'."

Rowling declined to commit herself about Harry, saying she doesn't want to receive hate mail.

"The last book is not finished. But I'm well into it now. I wrote the final chapter in something like 1990, so I've known exactly how the series is going to end," she said.

June 28, 2006

Maury Show - Phobias - Balloons

This gets really good around 2:20.

A Lego Crossbow

A semi-automatic pump-action lego crossbow that took four blocks in the handle and one in the chamber. It can fire a standard lego brick about 20 yards. It's not terribly accurate, but believe me, you don't want to fire this thing at the family pet.

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June 29, 2006

Camron on O'Reilly

A rapper, a record producer and an elementary school principle are invited on The Factor. Hilarity ensues as O'Reilly and the principle try to blame children's bad behavior solely on rap.

Heckling Stephen A. Without Mercy

Just because these guys feel the same way I do about Steven A. Smith...

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